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Roof

This is Geek Bowl wrap-up week. Every day this week, I’ll post something from our recent trip to Austin for Geek Bowl VII. “When you went to college here, did you have, like, a favorite place to go on 6th Street?” – Me, to Stephen, who went to University of Texas for four years. “What’s…

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SoCo

This is Geek Bowl wrap-up week. Every day this week, I’ll post something from our recent trip to Austin for Geek Bowl VII. February 9, 2013, 3:28 pm, Austin, TX. I Tweet this: “Walking down South Congress carrying a WC Fields record with Big League Chew in my back pocket. This town just turns you…

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Extortionist

If you’re looking for the most worthless, low-down, extortive, naked cash grab in the city of Denver, you’ll need to drive way the fuck east where it seems like you shouldn’t be in the city anymore. And here you thought the answer was downtown in those poor sad sack motherfuckers who check parking meters for…

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Radio

In general, I don’t listen to but one radio station in my hometown, but while on the road, I scan the airwaves. I do this for the same reason I always try to catch a local newscast. Listening to whatever local radio keeps in rotation gives you a good sense for the vibe of the…

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Workout Song of the Moment #3

Since my fat ass has actually been going to the gym consistently, I’ve had to add several songs to my workout rotation. What will follow is a periodic update of whichever song has given me added juice on the lifting machines or elliptical trainer. Download these yourselves and enjoy. “Hey” – The Suicide Machines I…

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Grub

If you were to ask me this weird hypothetical question “You have to eat something right at this very moment, what’ll it be?” every day at a different time each day for a year, I’d bet solid money that more than 35% of the time my answer would be “a spoonful of Jif.” I cannot…

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Epicurean

I quit smoking two years ago, and now I actually have taste. It’s annoying as shit. I taste notes and nuances in everything and can discern subtleties that differentiate a dish between something that’s merely good and something that’s exquisite. I finally understand why my college roommate Keith looked forward to making a fresh salad…

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Workout Song of the Moment #2

Since my fat ass has actually been going to the gym consistently, I’ve had to add several songs to my workout rotation. What will follow is a periodic update of whichever song has given me added juice on the lifting machines or elliptical trainer. Download these yourselves and enjoy. “Whole Lotta Rosie” (Live) – AC/DC…

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Bueller

My buddy Jason lent me a Face to Face/Dropkick Murphys split CD, and I was listening to it on my way to work the other day. The Face to Face songs were all decent, but felt like they were from the lesser part of their canon. As I’m pulling into the parking garage, the first…

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Siriusly

I cannot fully grasp how Sirius XM satellite radio makes money (it’s possible they don’t and their whole house of cards could come crashing down any minute), but I don’t give a shit. All I know is that I paid for an entire year of service for like a hundred bucks and I’d totally do…

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